Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snow Week

Portland is covered in snow. It's been snowing off and on for a full week. The last 2 weekends church has been cancelled b/c of weather conditions. Crazy. I'd never heard of CHURCH being cancelled before- and I'm sad. I miss it.

The kids sort of enjoy the snow-- for about 5 minutes at a time. It's just too cold for little city kids. Joel and I laugh, b/c we grew up in the country where the whole winter is like this- but our kids just don't get it. It snows like this in Portland once ever 10 or more years. The news is comparing this to 1994--it hasn't been this bad since then. Mild climate. This year, we're getting wind, snow, and freezing rain. Last night, the wind blew the snow around and we actually have drifts. Check it out:

YS couldn't go anywhere. He got a bit scared.

Joel offered 10cents to the first kid who jumped in the snow drift, so they both tried.

It was pretty cute. They are so light, they didn't even go in. Until they stood up, that is. ES enjoyed it for 10 minutes. Then it was too cold. DD helped Joel shovel for awhile, but even with 2 pairs of socks on, when the snow gets in your shoes, your feet get cold!

The snow drifted right into the center of our backyard. The edges were barely covered. The kids are on top of the one big drift.

It'll be all melted by Tuesday. It's supposed to rain all next week. So wild! When I was DD's age, I lived in Montana- and this would have been a half day's storm-worth. The snow would have covered the bouncy horse, and I'd have been able to walk over the fence on the snow after a full week of it!

The kids have had the last week off of school. We haven't been going anywhere, really, b/c of the snow, so I've had lots of knitting time.

This is how far I've progressed on the Entrelac Socks. I'm thinking I might be about done, as they are starting to feel tight. Knitting one little block at a time takes so much longer than regular socks!! I'm about over it. But I will finish them this month!

I also made a hat/headband for my FIL- but I don't have a picture of it yet. I had to do it twice, the 1st time the earflaps were at the back of the head. Oops.

And I finally finished Joel's double-knit beanie. I had to frog about 3 inches--Dude, frogging dk is hard. It took me over an hour to get it back on the needles and knittable. I like dk knitting, but I never want to frog it again! That pic will have to wait for after Christmas b/c it's already wrapped.

We went to go see the Nutcracker Ballet yesterday! Unfortunately, my In-laws, who purchased the tickets, were unable to come b/c of the crazy weather. That was sad. But we invited some friends, and all the tickets got used. I love watching the kids when we go to something like that. They get so into it! YS actually stayed awake and almost still for the whole thing!! I think they really enjoyed it. :-) It is amazing what those people can do! It almost makes my feet hurt just thinking about it. There were a lot of young kids in the show- I never realized that. They did so great! Kids are amazing. Especially mine- but I'm not biased or anything.........;)

1 comment:

Lupie said...

Entrelac Sock! I can't even do an
Entrelac Scarf.